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View Poll Results: Is Randy Rhoads overpraised?
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Old 10-02-2019, 12:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is Randy Rhoads overpraised?

What would you say?

I think he is overpraised. He is just one of many examples where a musician dies young and becomes a very worshipped legend.
RR was undeniably very talented, but he doesn't deserve all that hype and huge, blind praise. He's just not one of the greatest guitarists ever.
He was not an innovator. I would say Schenker and Uli Jon Roth are bigger innovators than him(and they're nowhere near as famous and recognized as RR), let alone Blackmore and EVH.
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Old 10-02-2019, 01:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No. He was incredibly innovative and was integral to the evolution of metal guitar (even though I tend to hate his copycats). Blackmore has neoclassical elements but he tends to be pretty one-noted. Rhoads was much more dynamic with his blend of metal and neoclassical modes. EVH was plenty influential but not quite in the same vein--he's all smoke and mirrors anyways.
At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed.

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Old 10-02-2019, 03:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If more melodic metal sounded like this at double speed rather than Iron Maiden at double speed I'd probably still listen to it more than once in a blue moon.

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Old 10-02-2019, 03:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I donít think RR appreciation is a case of everyone loves the dead. He earned a spot in rockíníroll history.
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Old 10-02-2019, 06:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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coming out swinging


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Hmm, what's this in my pocket?

*epic guitar solo blasts into my face*

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